Bitcoin donations to a $16 billion charitable fund are soaring

Bitcoin is red hot these days. The price of the cryptocurrency is up about 140% since the beginning of this year. And now it looks like bitcoin’s popularity among the charitable is also on the rise.  According to the recently released Fidelity Charitable 2017 Giving Report, donations made in bitcoin to Fidelity Charitable, a $ 16 billion donor-advised philanthropic fund, grew to about $ 9 million in the first half of 2017. That’s about $ 2…

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Microsoft is working on providing digital IDs to over 1 billion undocumented people around the world (MSFT)

Microsoft is teaming up with Accenture to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents. The companies unveiled a prototype of the network on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York during the second summit of ID2020, a public-private consortium promoting the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goal of providing legal identity for everyone on…

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There’s $29.4 billion in cryptocurrencies — here’s which ones people are using the most

Bitcoin became the first decentralized cryptocurrency back in 2009, and ever since interest in digital currencies has exploded. According to CoinMarketCap.com, there are 796 cryptocurrencies currently trading around the world, with a combined market cap of $ 29,374,919,176. Of those, only 10 have a market cap of $ 100 million or more. Check them out:   SEE ALSO: The first investor in Snapchat thinks each bitcoin could realistically be worth $ 500,000 by 2030 — Here’s how Join…

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